Pakistan not oblivious to its defence requirements: Sartaj

Sartaj Aziz

ISLAMABAD: Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said that Pakistan will take all possible measures to augment its defense capability.


He was winding up discussion on an adjournment motion moved by Javed Abbassi in the Senate on Tuesday over the recent Indian test-fire of supersonic Interceptor missile.

He said Pakistan is not oblivious to its defense requirements and upgrading its capabilities through suitable technologies without entering into arms race.

The advisor said Pakistan’s efforts for peace and friendship must not be interpreted as its weakness. We are fully capable to defend our people and territory.

The Advisor said Pakistani scientists and experts constantly monitor and evaluate the strategic threats that Indian nuclear doctrine poses to Pakistan’s security.

Despite limited resources, Pakistan has developed a robust nuclear deterrent system whose safety and security is acknowledged worldwide.

On the diplomatic front, the Advisor one specific proposal under consideration is to move resolution in the next session of the UN General Assembly to declare the Indian Ocean nuclear free zone. We will approach other countries as well to co sponsor this resolution.

About the Nuclear Suppliers Group membership, the Advisor said Pakistan has undertaken a proactive diplomatic offensive in all the member countries of the group.

He said our lobbying in the United States is quite active and our missions are also very active to protect the country’s interests.